Monday, November 02, 2009

Brockley Flowers for Paul Rowe

This roadside shrine of flowers and candles in Brockley commemorates the sad death of Paul Rowe (pictured), killed there earlier this month.

The basic facts are set out in this story Newsshopper story (22 October 2009):

A 49-year-old woman has been arrested following a road crash which killed a motorcyclist. Police were called to the junction of Brockley Road and Coulgate Street in Lewisham on Sunday (Oct 18) at 11.47pm. A silver Vauxhall Astra had collided with a Yamaha motorbike. Paul Anthony Rowe, aged 44, of Overcliff Road, Lewisham, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Speaking at Mr Rowe's home yesterday, his cousin Terry Rowe, 45, said: "He was a father of four lovely kids and he was an absolutely fantastic dad. "He was a very humble person and everyone really liked him - a very peaceful man. He ran his own girls football team and was a big West Ham United fan. We are a huge family and we all miss him very much."

Police have arrested a woman on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. She has been bailed to return in the new year. Anyone with information should call the collision investigation unit at Catford on 020 8285 1574'.

Paul Rowe was also known as DJ Shinehead, a presenter on Genesis FM and sometime part of the legendary Saxon reggae sound system, run by his brother Dennis. He went to Kelvin Grove Primary School and Roger Manwood secondary.


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